James K. Corley

James K. Corley

James K. Corley

Brigadier General James K. Corley was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon Graduation from Officer Candidate School 20 May 1953, Class Number 52. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Company K, 508th Airborne Infantry, Fort Benning, Georgia. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Assistant Battalion S2, Headquarters 3rd Battalion, 508th Airborne Infantry, Fort Benning, GA; Battalion S2, Headquarters 3rd Battalion, 508th Airborne Infantry, Fort Benning, GA; Armed Infantry Platoon Leader, Company D, 42nd Airborne, USAREUR; Recon Platoon Leader, Headquarters Company, 42nd Airborne, USARUER; Executive Officer, Company C, 42nd Airborne, USARUER; Executive Officer, Company B, 42nd Airborne, USAREUR; Company Commander, Company E, 199th Infantry, Shreveport, LA; Company Commander, HHC 3rd Battle Group, Shreveport, LA; Executive Officer, 4th Battalion 156th Infantry, Shreveport, LA; G2, HHC EOH, New Orleans, LA; Commander, Company D, 20th Special Forces Group, 1st SF, New Orleans, LA; Battalion Commander, 3rd Battalion, 156th Infantry, Lake Charles, LA; Battalion Commander, 2nd Battalion, 156th Infantry, Abbeville, LA; Executive Officer, 204th Area Support Group, New Orleans, LA; Group Commander, 204th Area Support Group, New Orleans, LA; DBC, 256th Infantry Brigade (Sep), Lafayette, LA; Bde Commander, 256th Infantry Brigade, Lafayette, LA. | Military schools attended include: Command and General Staff College, National War College, 4th U.S. Army Intelligence School, Special Warfare School, U.S. Army Military Police School. | His awards and decorations include: American Defense Service Medal, Parachutist Badge, AFRM, ARCOM, EIB, Meritorious Service Medal.

More Information

  • Rank

    Brigadier General

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    American Defense Service Medal

  • Year Inducted

    1981

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_00964